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What to do in Bristol?

With a population of 45,000, Bristol, Tenn is the twin city of Bristol, Va. One community in two states: Bristol, Va., on the north side of State Street and Bristol, Tenn., on the south side. Bristol is nestled in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains. Check out what you’re able to experience within 30 minutes!

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Appalachian Trail

Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Bristol City information

Bristol Motor Speedway

Rhythm & Roots Festival

Virginia Creeper Trail 

Additional activities and sites to see around Bristol

Bristol Caverns


Disc golf

Fly fishing




Mountain biking

Paddle boarding


South Holston Dam

South Holston Lake

Steele Creek Park

Sugar Hollow Park